Knife Rights Louisiana Switchblade Ban Repeal Bill Passes Senate Committee! – CALL or EMAIL TODAY!
Knife Rights’ bill to repeal Louisiana’s antiquated ban on the possession of switchblade knives, HB 892, passed another critical hurdle today in the Senate Judiciary C committee where it was passed out favorably without objection. Knife Rights Board Member Tom Gresham testified on behalf of Knife Rights at the hearing. Now it goes to the floor for a vote of the full Senate in the coming days. This bill already passed the House unanimously.
Thanks to all of you who called and wrote the committee members to ask them to support the bill.
HB 892 repeals the total ban on switchblade knives in Louisiana and allows for the possession of a switchblade knife provided it is not “intentionally concealed on one’s person.” That provision was necessary to gain the neutrality of the Sheriffs and the State Police.
Allowing for the concealed carry of a switchblade in Louisiana is complicated because it would require a significant change to Louisiana’s concealed carry law. Knife Rights will continue to look for opportunities to fix this aspect of the law in the future. Knife Rights’ record of 28 bills repealing knife bans at the state and local levels in 20 states in the past 8 years is unrivaled. With your support, Knife Rights is rewriting knife law in America™.